Registration now open for Dominion Energy Charity Classic Birdies for Charity program presented by TowneBank
Event has helped generate more than $9.3 million since 2016
RICHMOND, Virginia – Tournament officials of the Dominion Energy Charity Classic announced that registration is now open for the Birdies for Charity program presented by TowneBank. Offered annually in conjunction with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, Birdies for Charity is a fundraising platform that enables Richmond-area charitable organizations to receive a 10% bonus on charitable contributions. Participating charities will receive all gifts collected on their behalf, minus credit card fees, plus the additional 10% in three payment distributions throughout the year.
“Following the 2022 tournament, we surpassed the $9 million mark in charitable impact since the tournament’s inception, and we look forward to continuing that momentum in 2023,” said Executive Director Steve Schoenfeld. “We typically have over 150 charitable organizations from the local community participate in the Birdies for Charity program, and we are eager to see the impact that will be made this year.”
Virginia Repertory Theatre, Louisa Arts Center, SwimRVA, Richmond Ballet and Urban Hope were among the top generating charities that participated in the program last year, which helped the Charity Classic give back more than $2 million in 2022. Since the Charity Classic debuted in 2016, the event has helped generate more than $9.3 million in total for over 270 local RVA charities.
Charitable organizations that are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501 (c)(3) are eligible to participate in Birdies for Charity. All interested charities will be required to complete an application form, upload their IRS Determination Letter and form W9 and agree to the terms of participation. Once approved, charities can begin soliciting donations.
The PGA TOUR Champions tournament, currently in its eighth year, is dedicated to giving back charitably in the local community, with a focus on military support. This year, the tournament will once again distribute funds to the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation, the Richmond Fisher House, the McGuire Research Institute, and many other non-profit organizations throughout Virginia that register to participate in the Birdies for Charity program.
The 2023 Dominion Energy Charity Classic will return to playoff format the week of October 16-22 at The Country Club of Virginia’s James River Course and feature the top 72 golfers on PGA TOUR Champions.
For additional tournament information or to find out more about Birdies for Charity, please visit Dominion Energy Charity Classic - Birdies for Charity (deccgolf.com).